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Evil Angel by eikomakimachi Evil Angel by eikomakimachi
I believe it's hard to tell what is "good" and what is "evil" in this world. Even the most innocent things can become evil and vice versa in less than a minute. Humans live constantly with an internal battle of choosing what they think is right and wrong. I believe that's the true Good VS Evil battle we have all the time.

I drew this thinking how both ideas can blend together creating a contrast, a tension, and yet be part of the same being. Here, the angel, which is usually considered something good, is being consumed by "evilness". I tried to make him/her look confused, as if he is struggling between letting the darkness get him or not.

The idea came with the WACOM "Bring your vision to life" contest, so I'm submitting it to the contest. I would really love to win the first prize, but there are so many good works submitted that deserve the first place so much... I have really low hope of winning something. But I really liked working on this illustration, so I do not regret it.

Note (May 12th 2009): I would like to express that I do not have the intention to go over any religious or theorical discussion, and that this pic is merely a way of expressing my point of view on this issue. I respect anyone who doesn't agree with me, but I do not intend to start any moral discussion here, and so I would appreciate if comments were restricted only to the illustration, not to my points of view.

I would also like to point out that I do recognize that if we didn't have good and bad things our world would be chaos, I do not deny the existence of good things, but I don't think we can tag things as good and evil so easily. It's like denying the complexity and the beauty of our world. But that's just my opinion, you really don't have to agree.

Edit (May 29th): Thank you for all the support in the contest. I didn't get into the semi-finalist list (obviously), and I don't think I'll get enough favs to win any prize, but I still thank everyone who favorited it. Thank you very much!

Lineart: 0.3 mm black ink pen
Colors: Photoshop CS4
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:icongothicprincess18:
gothicprincess18 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really good!!
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GoneHungerLiesPlague Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture it captures how people can always change and that there is a very thin line between good and evil if you can even call it that, who are we to judge what other people do, think, or say something horrible in one persons view could be justified in another, there is no good and evil. no Right and Wrong, because what really justify's something as wrong? or right? for that matter, but still i love this picture it show that there is darkness in everyone and its your choice in whether no you want it to consume you :D + i just have a weird fascination with darkness :shrug: anyway still awesome job :D
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:iconfallenangelgm:
FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
That is indeed spectacular and amazing! The colors are amazing, the theme is well-thought and astonishing and the details are so precise!
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconruk1z:
Ruk1z Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
ficou muito legal cara =O
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:icontailsdoll5:
Tailsdoll5 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! im new here an d i saw your drawing
i realy like it im a new artist here and love anime
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome to DA then, and thanks :)
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:iconeaeammf:
eaeammf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
ich find das bild good gemacht,hab aber selber keine ahnung vom zeichnen
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah, a frined of mine translated your comment for me :). Thank you for the nice comment!
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Sorry...? I didn't understand ^^; (I only speak English, Portuguese or French)
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Lucifer-on-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Amazing art n amazing words......if there were only one of either good or evil, no one would really know its value.......no offence to anyone......i support u on this...... ^_^
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:iconthelittlemilky:
TheLittleMilky Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist
really great drawing and really true thoughts.
what is good what is evil?
what is black what is white?
questions we will be able to answer.
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:iconjunior2012:
JuniOr2012 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
wow
wonderfull..!!
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:iconmolinaro:
molinaro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nossa, demais. :-) gosto da forma como você compõe e mais ainda do tipo de anatomia que usa.
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:iconarcane-phoenix:
arcane-phoenix Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that the composition here is incredible: the pose, how the angel's wing fills the picture, everything. The mixture of light and dark elements is great, especially in the butterflies and mismatched eyes. ^^ Good luck in the contest!
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torturebunni Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Abolutely gorgeous. The details and colours on the wing were the first thing that caught my eye, they look fantastic. The flowers look gorgeous, and I love how the dripping black parts turn to butterflies. The composition of this has to be my favourite thing, though. Everything is so well-placed.
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:icongemelli:
gemelli Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
This looks awesome :D I like the concept and the symbolism in this piece :D I like the details and coloring as well :D
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:iconwonkawolf:
WonkaWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2009   Filmographer
That's an interesting concept..but I do believe there are absolute good and bad things...and those are the guidelines we have to follow..otherwise it would be complete chaos. Good thing God watches over us :)
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:iconparanoid-duckkie:
Paranoid-Duckkie Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Nice to see your entry. ^^
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:iconxamblu:
Xamblu Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Ficou muito bom :D
Boa sorte no concurso
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Obrigada :D
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:iconkatierox342:
Katierox342 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Good song. Better picture :D
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:iconkiryami:
kiryami Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Brilliant concept, and oh so pretty.
Best of luck!
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:icondenvir:
Denvir Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
really pretty work looks really nice :)
good luck in the compertition! ! ^u^
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:iconraltair:
Raltair Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa... very nice !!!
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:iconalexsanlyra:
alexsanlyra Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nossa... Eiko, isso ta lindo! Acho que voce se superou... Serio mesmo. As cores que voce usou, a imagem, o detalhismo... e a expressao do anjo... ficou otimo!

E depois de ler o que voce escreveu entao... soh serviu pra valorizar ainda mais a ilustra! Muito inspirado... e inspirador!

Por acaso, eu concordo com voce com relacao as guerras internas que agente vive diariamente... nao soh como individuos, mas principalmente a humanidade como um todo. Somos capazes de criar coisas tao lindas e inacreditaveis... ao mesmo tempo somos capazes das coisas mais terriveis... Somos um paradoxais. Hehe. o.O'

Parabens! To torcendo por voce! ^_^
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Muito obrigada ^^.
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:iconhozhuangshi:
HoZhuangShi Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Ficou excelente essa idéia do anjo sendo consumido pelas forças do mal ^^
Muito bem representado com as borboletas negras e as flores morrendo.
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
Valeu ^^
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:iconhisokegrieve4:
hisokegrieve4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL, Eiko.

I REALLY love it.
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:iconeikomakimachi:
eikomakimachi Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconjpelmen:
JPelmen Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
wow great drawing! :thumbsup:
good luck in the contest ^_^
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